Things that make my job better

1. When the Internet goes out 3 times in one hour and I get to spend all my time running back to the tiny closet that is the server room to reset routers, modems, hubs, and use foul language. While battling the spiders that have taken over the space and are combining forces to one day launch themselves up my nostrils.

2. When I have to spend time on the phone with the Comcast representative who thinks he or she knows absolutely everything and does not even get it about the spiders.

3. When the teenaged boys come up to me and interrupt me while I'm on the phone with Comcast to inform me that the Internet is down and they are unable to play their games. My heart bleeds for them, especially since it's not like I'm trying to PLAN A WEDDDING or anything at my desk.

4. When the teenaged boys loiter around my desk start giving me advice and asking me questions. "Have you checked the Internet Cable? Sometimes it's the Internet cable. You should check it."

I can keep my cool for steps 1-3, usually, but it's step 4 that make me become slightly less gracious. (Read: Tempted to launch over my desk and throttle people.)


Science Teacher Mommy said... [reply]

But how great to have a place to go where you can use the foul language. I think I need a profanity closet somewhere in my house. . . I'll hide chocolate under the spider webs.

Saxon said... [reply]

did he tell you to try turning it off and on again?

Then you would have had real ground to throttle him.

jeri said... [reply]

But go you for KNOWING that you need to reset routers and hubs and all that. The last time I helped a girl at the office with a malfunctioning printer, she had spent 2 hours messing with the cords, without bothering to actually turn the machine on. I'm not making this up.

The Jeppson Bunch said... [reply]

Hey! My internet just went down. And since I have the digital phone package thingy my phone went down too. I called and threatened to change to AT&T if they did not come out THIS INSTANT. Which did not happen, and we were going on a teenie vacation the next day. And she probably called my bluff because I am too lazy to change just for the sake of principle. Then we get back and the guy is coming out sometime between 6-9... and when does it decide to start working again? 5:55! No kidding! that is my life! so... I share your frustration. The problem is, even if I had a cussing closet, with 7 kids... someone is bound to hear me and my ET kids have already picked up on my potty word (I am a pretty lame cusser) "crap". But when something goes wrong and they say "crap" it sounds much better than when I say it, because it is with an African accent and they roll their "r"s in Ethiopia... Crrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrap!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Hey, funny thing that, I spent my whole day "messing" with my computer. While trying to install new software updates from the higher ups, I discovered my antivirus was doing something really odd so I called the help desk and lo and behold they discovered a "worm" named backdoor.trojan. Whatever that is. So we had to do some extensive and time consuming scans before I could begin updating the original software and hours later when that was fixed I fould that I couldn't install the updates until I installed another thing called a service pack which is taking about three more hours, so in the mean time I started scanning my other computer which shares the network, and that was taking a while so I put notes on both computers warming everyone not to even touch them unless they feared for their life and went home. As if I'm not busy enough!

coolmom said... [reply]

I'm not anonymous! I'm coolmom.

Jon Boy said... [reply]

Perhaps the spiders are causing the outage. They've probably drawn up a tiny, tiny list of demands, and they're holding your internet connection hostage until they get what they want.

Azúcar said... [reply]

Dear Teenage Boys Everywhere,

Just because I'm a girl does not mean I don't know what I doing with this here computer.

April said... [reply]

You know what really ticks me off? When the Internet goes down ONE TIME and people start complaining and moaning about how "this place sucks." Excuse me? You get to come to the library and use the Internet for FREE, so quit your b----ing and be thankful you get to ever use it at all, jerks. Now go home and wash off your B.O.

Nemesis said... [reply]

April, WORD on the B.O.

Smedley Family said... [reply]

ok, im going to bed, so i don't have anytime to read your blog, but i have you now and will keep in touch better. sounds like you and i had it together on the scones idea for jenny! chocolate pudding :D -Lisa

chosha said... [reply]

LOL@April. I'm now imagining you smiling at said boys and saying politely, 'The internet may be down for two or more hours. Perhaps this is an opportune time for you to pop home for a shower.'

Your crowd are lucky. I would have wanted to insect bomb the spider room first and that takes hours.

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